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Why You Should Upgrade Your Lighting to LEDs

Return on Investment

The simplest answer to that question is that they pay for themselves many times over. Take a look at the actual LED upgrade savings graph below:

Actual LED Upgrade Savings Graph

This data from this graph was taken from an LED upgrade that was done in a restaurant. They simply upgraded their 75 watt recessed can bulbs to 18 watt LEDs. They went from spending $2,299.32 per year on electricity and bulb replacements to $235.41. That is real savings. Savings that paid for the LED upgrade after only 19 months of regular use! In 10 years, this restaurant will have saved over $17,000 by simply upgrading their outdated incandescent bulbs to high quality LEDs.

At SkyOn Lighting, we specialize in tailor LED upgrades to your specific needs. .Contact us today to find out exactly how much you could save!



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Ultra Long Life

Ultra Long Life LED ChartHigh quality LED lights use much less electricity than traditional lighting, but that’s only part of how they can save you money. Most quality LED manufacturers say their bulbs will last at least 50,000 hours. How long is that in the real world? Well, if you leave them on 8 hours per day they’ll last over 17 years! Not having to change a bulb for the next 17 years; that would save a lot of bulbs.


During the lifetime of one LED bulb from SkyOn Lighting, you’d replace a compact fluorescent 5 times and an incandescent bulb 25 times. Think of the time and money you’d save by not having to change a light bulb for the next 17 years.

When you combine the reduced electrical costs and the reduced maintenance costs of LEDs, the savings can be truly amazing. Upgrading to high quality LED lights makes fantastic economic sense. Contact us to find out more.



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Color Rendering Index

Ok, LEDs save lots and lots of money, we all agree on that. But if the light they put out is ugly and intolerable, why upgrade? Well, lucky for us all, that’s not the case. The light put out by our high quality LEDs is, in fact, better than an incandescent bulb and vastly superior to fluorescent tubes.

Quality of light is measured by Color Rendering Index (CRI) which is a scale of how well a certain light shows color. Basically, the higher the number, the more brilliant and true the colors will appear. A bit confusing, but the graphs below demonstrate CRI very well. Take a look at this graph of the sun’s light:

Color Rendering Index Garaph

Rich, full spectrum light. All colors are well represented. Now, compare that to the light put out by fluorescent tubes:

Color Spectrum Flourescent Light Bulbs Graph

Very clear difference, don’t you think? Simply put, fluorescent lights have a very poor ability to show color. This is why people look pale and pasty under most office lights.

Now, take a look at the light put out by our high quality LEDs:

Color Spectrum LED Bulbs Graph

Much more complete light; much closer to sunlight. Under our high quality LED lighting, colors will appear more brilliant, skin tones will appear truer, and your entire environment will feel more natural. An LED upgrade by SkyOn Lighting will give you a warmer, more natural atmosphere that is more inviting and open to clients and employees.



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Color of Light

Well made LED lights are available in a variety of colors, and they’re all called “white.” To try to be a little less confusing, the different whites are organized by “color temperature.” Color temperature is a number in the thousands labeled with a “K.” Below are the three most common color temperatures.

Common Color Temperatures2700K(warm)     3000K(natural)      6500K(bright)

As you can see, the higher the number is, the “whiter” the white is. So what does that mean in the real world? Below is a rough preview of how the exact same pool table looks under different color temperatures.

Color Temperatures on Pool Table2700K(warm)                            3000K(natural)                           6500K(bright)

Ok, so you can see the differences in color temperature, but which color temperature is best for you? That depends on your situation. If you are using the light for general illumination in a relaxing area, we recommend a 2700K color temperature. If you have a dedicated reading light where you need to concentrate, a 5000K or 6500K would be best. If you are in an office where you want to be productive but still feel comfortable, you should choose a 3000K bulb.

No matter what your situation may be, SkyOn Lighting can provide the prefect lighting system for the prefect mood that will still save thousands of dollars over its lifetime.

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